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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

    Until Thu 4th Dec

    The rebellion enters a higher gear in the penultimate instalment of worldwide hit The Hunger Games, as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) fights to save both Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a suffering nation. Read more

  • The Imitation Game

    Until Thu 4th Dec

    Benedict Cumberbatch shines in this powerful biopic of Alan Turing, the genius mathematician who helped the Allies win WWII but was later prosecuted by the country he helped save for his sexuality. Read more

  • Mr. Turner

    Fri 28th Nov to Thu 4th Dec

    Mike Leigh's acclaimed new film explores the last quarter century of the eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner, portrayed by an award winning Timothy Spall. Read more

  • The Phantom Of The Opera + live score from Minima

    Sun 30th Nov

    Acclaimed post-rock band Minima visit The Electric to provide a striking live score to the classic 1925 gothic horror The Phantom Of The Opera, starring 'The Man Of A Thousand Faces' Lon Chaney. Read more

  • Citizenfour + live discussion

    Mon 1st Dec

    See the international furore over Edward Snowden blowing the whistle on a series of covert surveillance programmes unfold in real time in this gripping documentary. Read more

  • Still The Enemy Within + Q&A

    Tue 2nd Dec - SOLD OUT!

    Hear from the workers who Margaret Thatcher declared war on in the mid 80s in this powerful new documentary about the people on the frontline of the miners' strike, followed by a live Q&A with the filmmakers. Read more

  • The Old Vic's The Crucible

    Thu 4th & Sun 7th Dec

    Richard Armitage heads up this acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's classic American drama about the Salem witch trials, recorded earlier this year at The Old Vic. Read more

  • St. Vincent

    Fri 5th to Thu 11th Dec

    Bill Murray is on top sardonic form in this hugely likeable comedy about a retired grouch who forms an unlikely friendship with a single mum and her twelve year old son. Read more

  • What We Do In The Shadows

    Fri 5th to Thu 11th Dec

    Flight Of The Conchords' Jemaine Clement heads up this hilarious new mockumentary about a group of vampire flatmates struggling with the mundanities of everyday modern life. Read more

  • Winter Sleep

    Sat 6th to Thu 11th Dec

    Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan leads audiences through a long and wintry night of the soul with his Palme d'Or winner Winter Sleep. Read more

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Sat 6th and Wed 10th Dec

    Bear witness to the cinematic majesty of Stanley Kubrick's science fiction epic about the dawn of man and the evolution of technology, back on the big screen this December. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere (recorded)

    Sun 7th Dec

    The Bolshoi Ballet presents a magnificent tale of impossible love against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India, as choreographed by Marius Petipa. Read more

  • NT Live: JOHN

    Tue 9th Dec

    DV8 Physical Theatre's new production JOHN authentically depicts real-life adult stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Read more

  • One Rogue Reporter

    Tue 9th Dec

    Rich Peppiatt's scandalous new documentary takes on the tabloids with the help of Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan, resulting in a hilariously satirical documentary that's part investigative exposé and part cri de coeur against unaccountable press power. Read more

  • Film Food Club presents The Big Lebowski in 'Taste-O-Rama'

    Thu 11th Dec - SOLD OUT!

    The food abides. Enjoy a special 'Taste-O-Rama' screening of cult classic The Big Lebowski, as our audience enjoys a selection of tasty treats themed to the movie, including edible human remains and a severed toe. Read more

  • The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

    Fri 12th Dec to Christmas Eve

    Peter Jackson reaches the end of a long, awe-inspiring road with the final instalment of The Hobbit, bringing to an epic conclusion the story of Bilbo Baggins and his felow travellers. Read more

  • The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies 3D

    Fri 12th Dec to Christmas Eve

    The long road comes to an end in the final instalment of The Hobbit, a 3D epic set to finish with an almighty battle as Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf lead the fight against Sauron. Read more

  • Frozen Singalong

    Sun 14th Dec - SOLD OUT!

    Join in with the songs as we host a special family friendly singalong screening of the global Disney smash Frozen. Read more

  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    Sun 14th Dec - SOLD OUT!

    Ridley Scott's dystopian masterpiece returns to the big screen in its extended 2007 cut, adding new scenes to what's regarded as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Read more

  • Elf wine tasting

    Tue 16th Dec

    Enjoy some delicious reds and whites as you enjoy the raucous Will Ferrell comedy Elf, with wine expert Ian Harvey on hand to guide your palate. Read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life

    Thu 18th Dec to Christmas Eve

    Get yourself a glass of mulled wine, grab a mince pie and settle down for a festive screening of Frank Capra's feelgood Christmas classic. Read more

  • Elf


    Fri 19th and Mon 22nd Dec

    Will Ferrell causes chaos in New York City as a naieve elf looking for his human father in this heartwarming comedy, fast becoming a Christmas classic. Read more

  • The Wizard Of Oz

    Fri 19th to Tue 23rd Dec

    Follow the yellow brick road this Christmas as Dorothy (Judy Garland) visits the magical world of Oz in the classic 1939 big screen musical. Read more

  • Den Of Geek presents Die Hard

    Fri 19th Dec - SOLD OUT!

    Bruce Willis wages a one man war on Alan Rickman and his gang of criminals during the festive period in the classic 1988 high rise action flick. Read more

  • Home Alone

    Sat 20th Dec to Christmas Eve

    Tough little tyke Macauley Culkin fights off two bungling burglars in this much loved 1990 family comedy. Read more

  • Den Of Geek presents The Muppet Christmas Carol Singalong

    Sun 21st Dec - SOLD OUT!

    The Electric Cinema teams up with Den Of Geek for a very merry singalong screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol, starring Michael Caine as Scrooge and Gonzo as Charles Dickens. Read more

  • Film Food Club presents Joyeux Noël

    Sun 21st Dec

    Indulge in a meal inspired by French palates of the early 20th century and then watch the inspiring Oscar nominated feature Joyeux Noël, about an unofficial ceasefire during WWI on Christmas Eve. Read more

  • Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

    Mon 22nd & Tue 23rd Dec

    Once is bad luck. Twice might be stupidity for the McCallister family, who again leave their son Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) on his own in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (live)

    Sun 21st Dec

    The classic Christmas story about a toy room coming magically to life is masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers for this live satellite performance. Read more

  • NT Live: Treasure Island

    Thu 22nd Jan & Wed 18th Feb

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to vivid life in a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake (live)

    Sun 25th Jan

    With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, here performed to perfection by Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Love's Labour's Lost

    Wed 11th Feb

    Shakespeare's sparkling comedy is reborn at the RSC under the direction of Christopher Luscombe, twinned with a screening of Love's Labour's Won (aka Much Ado About Nothing) on Wed 4th March. Read more

  • Fifty Shades Of Grey

    Fri 13th to Thu 26th Feb

    Erotic bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey 'hits' the big screen this February, starring Jamie Dornan as the enigmatic Mr. Grey and Dakota Johnson as his paramour. Read more

  • Josie Long Live: Cara Josephine

    Sun 15th Feb

    Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and cult optimist Josie Long is back with her most personal show to date - about love and being outdoorsy as a bear. Read more

  • Brendon Burns Live: Outside The Box

    Tue 17th Feb

    Outrageous stand-up Brendon Burns leaves the comedy clubs behind for his latest tour, visiting The Electric Cinema for another challenging and memorable live set. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents Love's Labour's Won

    Wed 4th March

    Shakespeare's comic romance, also known as Much Ado About Nothing, is staged in Stratford under director Christopher Luscombe, twinned with a screening of Love's Labour's Lost on Wed 11th February. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (recorded)

    Sun 8th March

    William Shakespeare’s timeless love story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage via breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. Read more

  • Maxine Peake as Hamlet

    Mon 23rd & Sun 29th March

    Maxine Peake portrays the Prince Of Denmark in this critically acclaimed gender reversal of one of Shakespeare's most iconic works. Read more

  • NT Live: Behind The Beautiful Flowers

    Thu 12th March

    From Katherine Boo's uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non Fiction 2012, acclaimed playwright David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play set in the slums of Mumbai. Read more

  • NT Live: The Hard Problem

    Thu 16th Apr

    Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Read more

  • Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan Le Terrible (live)

    Sun 19th Apr

    Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style, portraying events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning style. Read more

  • NT Live: Man & Superman

    Thu 14th May

    Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List) plays Jack Tanner in the National Theatre's exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Read more

  • RSC Live From Stratford presents The Merchant Of Venice

    Wed 22nd Jul

    Polly Findlay directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy about a despised outsider looking to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood. Read more